Definition: De jure population

Category: Demography

The de jure population consists of all persons who habitually live in a given area on a reference date. It excludes, for instance, all foreigners on holiday in that area on the reference date and includes residents on holiday in another area. The de jure population is also called the resident population.
Eurostat, "Demographic statistics: Definitions and methods of collection in 31 European countries (2003 Edition)", Luxembourg, 2003